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  • 19 Incredible Photos Of Dads In Delivery Rooms That’ll Bring Tears To Your Eyes

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    Though Father’s Day has come and gone this year, the love dads have for their babies never ends.

    From seeing their little ones take their first breaths to watching them grow up and create families of their own, great dads are there for nearly every step of their children’s journeys through life — so what better way to celebrate them than go back to the moments they became parents?

    Get those tissues ready, because it’s impossible not to tear up when you see these 19 touching photos of dads overcome with emotion in the delivery room.

    1. “That tattoo on his chest was done after their first miscarriage, and now his daughter lies her sweet head against it. Both of them a reminder of triumph.”

    2. The raw emotion captured here is beautiful.

    3. That look of awe is something only your newborn can inspire.

    4. “I adore this image of my sweet husband. In the midst of pushing I told him (strongly) ‘Do not move!’ His head was the perfect resting spot for my foot. Throughout my entire pregnancy and birth he told me: I know you can do this. You’re going to be absolutely amazing. He’s been my rock again and again.”

    5. The incredible moment a dad holds his second newborn twin for the first time.

    6. “A normal part of life and an honor to catch your own baby. Nothing else like it!”

    7. I can’t imagine how it must feel to witness the birth of your child, but I’m sure this dad’s face is a good indication.

    8. “Just before a gestational surrogate gave birth to their son in Kingston, Ontario, a midwife screamed ‘shirts off’ so new dads Frank Nelson and BJ Barone would be ready to hold their baby against their bare chests for skin-to-skin bonding.”

    9. “A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.”

    10. What a proud papa.

    11. Pure joy.

    12. Looks like Mom’s more worried than Dad!

    13. His huge smile says it all.

    14. You can just tell he was born to be a dad.

    15. This is one of the sweetest moments between a father and daughter that I’ve ever seen.

    16. When you find out you have another daughter.

    17. Then two became three.

    18. His expression from meeting his child is so touching.

    19. “Welcome to the world, little one.”

    (via BoredPanda)

    It’s really hard to pick my favorite out of this bunch because they’re all so beautiful in their own unique ways. Share with all the dads in your life to thank them for the being the amazing fathers they are!

  • This Water Park Isn’t Just A Blast — It’s Fully Accessible To Kids With Disabilities

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    One of the best parts about summer is going to a swimming pool or even a water park to keep cool and enjoy ourselves.

    Unfortunately, we often don’t consider that some people aren’t able to go to these fun places because of their physical or mental disabilities. Water parks aren’t very accessible at all for them, but one new venue is changing all of that for those who live in San Antonio, Texas.

    Morgan’s Inspiration Island, an extension of Morgan’s Wonderland, just opened as the world’s first fully accessible water park designed for people with a wide range of disabilities, and it’s pretty amazing.

    With help and input from parents, teachers, doctors, therapists, and caregivers, Gordon Hartman founded the park and named it after his daughter, who has both cognitive and physical difficulties.

    “Our goal is to provide a great guest experience in an inclusive, safe, comfortable, not overly crowded environment,” he said.

    Children with special needs get in for free, and they’re also given traceable bracelets so their parents can keep track of them.

    And not only is the park totally wheelchair accessible, but it also provides waterproof wheelchairs for families to use at no cost!

    The water temperatures can even be adjusted for those with sensitivities to cold.

    “Morgan’s Inspiration Island promises to give individuals with physical or cognitive special needs a place where they can splash and play without barriers,” Gordon said. “[It] is not a special-needs park; it’s a park of inclusion.” Inclusive indeed!

    (via BoredPanda)

    Kudos to everyone who worked to create this awesome place and give everyone a chance to have a ton of fun. Share if you think parks like these should be more widespread!

  • Horrible Dad Grabbed Hot Sauce And Did Something Awful To His Two-Month-Old Baby

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    When parents split up, the one person they should be able to count on to take care of their kids is the other parent.

    Even though those relationships can be strained, we tend to think the other parent has the kids’ best interests at heart. While that’s the case most of the time, it’s still important to be vigilant because you may not know what’s happening behind closed doors.

    One mother recently left her two-month-old baby girl in the care of her father for a month, and when she returned, her baby was covered in red marks and bruises.

    Shawn Michael Foltz was charged with neglect of a child, malicious punishment of a child, and two counts of third-degree assault after the baby girl was taken to the hospital for her injuries.

    He admitted to snapping a towel in her face, spraying her with burning water, throwing fireworks in her face, and rubbing hot sauce and cayenne pepper in her eyes. The cruelty is unimaginable.

    According to his interview with police, Foltz admitted that he would often try to think of ways to harm the baby girl while he was at work.

    (via Mommypage)

    I can’t imagine what that poor baby has gone through for more than half her life so far. I hope she recovers quickly and that this monster is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  • Her Daughter Called Her Fat, And Her Response Is The Absolute Best

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    One huge part of parenting is learning how to have difficult conversations with kids.

    Everyone wants their children to grow up knowing how to treat everyone with kindness and respect, but in a society that doesn’t value differences, it can be hard to set an example. For instance, it’s drilled into our heads from a very young age that “fat” is a bad word, and a bad thing to be. It’s one of the earliest insults children learn to throw at each other, and it can really affect kids’ self esteem as they get older.

    One mom was shocked to hear that her daughter was using the word “fat” in a negative way, so she decided to respond. The way she did it should be an inspiration to all of us.

    Allison Kimmey is a self help speaker and mother who loves plus size fashion and swimwear. She has a little girl and a little boy, and they spend a lot of time at the ocean and the pool.

    When she told her kids they had to get out of the pool, Kimmey overheard her daughter calling her fat in a derogatory way. Instead of getting upset, she pulled her daughter aside and imparted some wisdom.

    In addition to explaining that no one is just fat, she gave an explanation of what fat does for our bodies and that even lean and fit people have some fat.

    Her entire response is well worth the read for parents who are concerned about the way their kids might talk about others.

    My daughter called me fat today.
    She was upset I made them get out of the pool and she told her brother that mama is fat.
    I told her to meet me upstairs so we could chat.
    Me: “what did you say about me?”
    Her: “I said you were fat, mama, im sorry”
    Me: “let’s talk about it. The truth is, I am not fat. No one IS fat. It’s not something you can BE. But I do HAVE fat. We ALL have fat. It protects our muscles and our bones and keeps our bodies going by providing us energy. Do you have fat?”
    Her: “yes! I have some here on my tummy”
    Me: “that’s right! So do I and so does your brother!”
    Her brother: “I don’t have any fat, I’m the skinniest, I just have muscles”
    Me: “actually everyone, every single person in the world has fat. But each of us has different amounts.”
    Her brother: ” oh right! I have some to protect my big muscles! But you have more than me”
    Me: “Yes, that’s true. Some people have a lot, and others don’t have very much. But that doesn’t mean that one person is better than the other, do you both understand?
    Both: “yes, mama”
    Me: “so can you repeat what I said”
    Them: “yes! I shouldn’t say someone is fat because you can’t be just fat, but everyone HAS fat and it’s okay to have different fat”
    Me: “exactly right!”
    Them: “can we go back to the pool now?”
    Me: no 🤣🤣
    __________________
    Each moment these topics come up i have to choose how I’m going to handle them. Fat is not a bad word in our house. If I shame my children for saying it then I am proving that it is an insulting word and I continue the stigma that being fat is unworthy, gross, comical and undesirable.
    Since we don’t call people fat as an insult in my household, I have to assume she internalized this idea from somewhere or someone else. Our children are fed ideas from every angle, you have to understand that that WILL happen: at a friends house whose parents have different values, watching a tv show or movie, overhearing someone at school- ideas about body image are already filtering through their minds. It is our job to continue to be the loudest, most accepting, positive and CONSISTENT voice they hear. So that it can rise above the rest.

    By choosing not to use the word “fat” as an insult in their home, this mom is helping her kids become more compassionate. Way to go, Mom!

    (via BoredPanda)

    What do you think about her explanation? Let us know what you think and how you deal with difficult conversations with your kids in the comments below. Be sure to share her story with other parents, too!

  • This Man Does Something So Selfless For Stray Cats Every Day, And You Can Help Him

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    We all say we want to make the world a better place, and sometimes we do.

    There are some people, however, who dedicate their whole lives to that task. Willie Ortiz, who is 76 years old, has fed stray cats for the last 24 years, and his dedication to the task of keeping these animals alive has long gone unnoticed. Now, people are recognizing his huge heart and the way he gives back to the community, so they’re trying to help him reach his goals.

    Willie is originally from Puerto Rico, but he’s lived in Hartford, Connecticut, for a long time. For just as long, he’s been caring for stray cats around the city.

    He began taking the cats to the vet to get them spayed and neutered, which helps control the population.

    He also feeds them by buying all the food himself and he also tries to find a home for each cat in need.

    He is retired and doesn’t have a lot of money, so he spends his time collecting scrap metal in order to earn revenue to care for them.

    A friend, Kathleen Schlentz, saw that he was struggling to pay for these good deeds, so she decided to help him by creating a GoFundMe for cat expenses. It’s far surpassed its goal, but they are taking more donations to ensure the kitties are taken care of for the foreseeable future.

    “He’s really a humble man,” Schlentz added. “He doesn’t ever toot his own horn. Some people will say, ‘Why do you spend your money on cats?’ And he’ll say, ‘Because they’re cats.'”

    (via The Dodo)

    What a wonderful man. He really loves his furry friends, and I’m sure they appreciate him so much! Share this all with the animal lovers you know! If you want to help him out and donate, you can do so here.

  • You Can’t See In This Water, Which Makes What These Kids Caught Even Scarier

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    When I think about a fun day from my childhood, I think about curling up with a good book.

    I’m the first to admit that I’m not really the outdoorsy type. Then again, I never had to be. Life in other parts of the United States and around the world puts adults and children in places where interacting with the natural world is essential, and even part of everyday fun. It just so happens that the farther you get away from cities and suburbs, the more likely you are to find yourself face to face with some pretty gnarly creatures.

    These two boys live in Cambodia, where they decided to go fishing in the muddy water one day.

    Soon after getting in, however, they realized they weren’t alone. Instead of getting totally freaked out like most of us would, they kept cool heads.

    One of them decided to reach into the water and get a better look at whatever was passing by.

    I don’t know how they didn’t freak out!

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    These boys are no strangers to snakes, though. Check out another video where they confront an equally scary serpent.

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    What do you think? Are these boys brave or are they just asking for trouble? Let us know in the comments below and share this with your friends and family to totally freak them out!

  • Her Kids Pleaded To Get Out Of The Car. When Mom Refused, They Died A Slow Death.

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    As it gets hotter, it’s important that we never leave pets or children inside hot cars for any period of time.

    Cars can become much hotter than the outside temperature, and it only takes a few minutes to do terrible harm. While this is common knowledge now, there are many cases of people “accidentally” killing animals or small children by leaving them unattended for too long in cars.

    In a case so cruel that it’s baffling, however, police say that 19-year-old mother Amanda Hawkins left her one-year-old and three-year-old daughters sitting in a car for 15 hours, ignoring their cries for help entirely.

    Hawkins parked her car along this road on a Tuesday evening, locking her two toddler daughters inside while she went into a house to see her friends. Witnesses say they told her that the children were crying and to let them inside, but she “didn’t want to.”

    Hawkins didn’t go back out to the car until noon on Wednesday. She saw the girls were in bad shape, but she went home to bathe them so she “wouldn’t get in trouble” when taking them to the emergency room. A 16-year-old male friend helped her.

    They said the girls had been “smelling flowers” when they passed out, but doctors were quick to question that theory. When it became clear that the story Hawkins was telling didn’t add up, the girls were rushed to another hospital, where they died.

    Hawkins and her 16-year-old friend were both arrested on child endangerment charges, which will now be upgraded since the girls’ passing.

    “This is by far the most horrific case of child endangerment that I have seen in the 37 years that I have been in law enforcement,” Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer said.

    CBS News

    (via CBS News)

    Stories like these always make me so angry and upset. I hope this woman receives the harshest punishment possible and that these two baby angels rest in peace.

  • A Pregnant Woman Visited Her Grandma In The Hospital, But She Wasn’t Carrying A Baby

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    One long-standing rule at hospitals is “no pets.”

    After all, the place would become a petting zoo, and the fur and hair flying everywhere might impede treatment. Not to mention all the allergic reactions! (Well, at least they’d already be in the hospital.) Over the years, this hard and fast rule has been tested by lots of people, and sometimes even the hospital staff has to admit that some love from a fur baby is the most healing thing a person can get.

    One young woman recently snuck her grandmother’s dog into the hospital to cheer her up, and the way she did it was so unexpected and hilarious that her story is taking over the internet.

    Shelby Hennick’s grandmother recently was hospitalized after a reaction to her medication made her paralyzed. She was sad and lonely, so Shelby thought of her dog Patsy.

    Thinking quickly, Shelby grabbed a blanket and concealed Patsy, pretending to be pregnant. “Patsy was quiet the whole time, she actually kept licking my arm. I’m pretty sure one of the nurses had her suspicion but she walked away! Thank god!” she said.

    Thanks to the kindness of the nurse who looked the other way, Patsy and Grandma had a joyous reunion, and the visit helped her continue her fight.

    (via BoredPanda)

    This is almost too sweet to handle. Here’s hoping Grandma makes a full recovery so she can be home with Patsy soon. Share this with the dog lovers in your life who will love this story!

  • These 26 Amazing Parents Know Exactly How To Celebrate Pride Month With Their Kids

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    Every June, the LGBTQ community comes together to embrace their diversity and quest for equality during Pride celebrations.

    While Pride originally was just a single day of celebration, it has quickly turned into a whole month of events held to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. These riots were considered the turning point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the U.S., and ever since then, all major cities have put together a variety of events ranging from pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, all the way to concerts. While these events are typically aimed at members off the community, more and more allies and parents are starting to show solidarity by celebrating alongside their friends and families.

    Although we hear plenty of tragic stories about LGBTQ youth being cast out by their parents, there are so, so many who love their children exactly as they are. Take these 26 incredible moms and dads, for example.

    1. Mom really wants love for her “(single) gay son” and I mean, what parent doesn’t want their kiddo to find happiness?

    2. Batman is a hero for ALL the people!


    3. “I had an amazing day today marching with my child! We were inspired by all of the support! We can not rest until everyone is accepted for who they are!” – Tara Faupel

    4. This mother-son duo drove all the way from Indiana to D.C. for their first Pride together.

    5. Who doesn’t love flowers?


    6. “My awesome son with my husband at our first march. What a wonderful day to share with him.” – Ashley Leonard

    7. Everyone deserves to find their fairytale ending.

    8. Three generations of women came out to show their support during the recent Equality March for Unity and Pride held in Washington D.C.

    9. This young woman can sleep easy thanks to her mom’s comfy gift.


    10. We need more moms like this standing up for transgender youth.

    11. This mama bear can’t help but show her support for her fabulous cub.

    12. This supportive father understands that his son was born this way!

    13. She may not be your mother, but are you really going to pass up free mom hugs?

    14. Spread your wings and embrace your children for who they are.

    15. Before heading out to Pride together, this girl and her dad had to pose for a few pictures!


    16. Ask and you shall receive.

    17. Pride runs deep in this family.

    18. All any LGBTQ person wants out of life is to feel loved and accepted by those closest to them.

    19. This would be me as a parent.


    20. Pride is a family affair.

    21. “Mother and daughter – the two most important ladies in my life – showing their Pittsburgh Pride.” – Ron Sparks

    22. Nothing says we love you quite like a coming out meal.


    23. Work that tutu, Mom!

    24. When she couldn’t make it to Pride herself, this girl’s mom went and brought her home a little souvenir.

    25. These parents got proactive and manned the information tables while their children were out celebrating.

    26. This mom wasn’t going to let anything keep her from helping her daughters celebrate. In fact, she’s been holding this exact sign at Pride for the past three decades! Now that’s what I call a proud mama.

    (via Bored Panda)

    These amazing parents aren’t just shining examples for parents of LGBTQ children, but for all moms and dads. If you you think these parents are doing Pride right, give this story a share and check out which local Pride events are happening near you.

  • They Heard A Child Screaming In The Bathroom. What Happened Got Mom Arrested.

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    There are all kinds of hilarious ways people have tried to pull their own teeth.

    Whether it’s attaching a string to a doorknob or something even more insane, people really go nuts about their loose teeth. Kids can also get super excited if their families have a Tooth Fairy (and from what I hear, the dollar amounts have gone way up since I was a kid).

    What you don’t want to do, however, is pull fully healthy teeth out of a child’s mouth. Who would do such an awful thing? Police in Utah recently found out when they arrested a woman in a local Walmart after people heard her son screaming.

    Jeannine Cherilynn Isom took her seven-year-old son into their local Walmart and bought hand sanitizer and needlenose pliers. She then yanked out his two front teeth with the pliers.

    She used no anesthetics, but she claims the teeth were loose and infected. This is contradicted by the fact that excessive force had to be used to extract them. When she finally pried them out, the teeth were snapped into pieces and her child was wailing in pain.

    Sgt. Cameron Paul and the police department in American Fork, Utah, are calling Isom’s actions “child abuse in its purest form.” She was charged with one count of child abuse, which is a second-degree felony.

    (via Good 4 Utah)

    This is so incredibly awful. Share this if you hope this woman receives the harshest possible punishment for hurting her son.

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